Amusing Teaser Trailer For Karl Urban's Comic Book Series THE BOYS
Amazon Studios has released the first teaser trailer for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s upcoming series adaptation of the comic book series The Boys. It offers us an amusing set-up for the world that the series is set in and the interesting superhero characters that fill it. The teaser prominently features Elizabeth Shue as Madlyn Stillwell, VP of Hero Management.
The series also stars Karl Urban as Billy Butcher, Jack Quaid as "Wee" Hughie Campbell, Karen Fukuhara as The Female, and Laz Alonzo as Mother's Milk. It was also recently reported that Simon Pegg has joined the series as the father of Hughie, which was modeled after him in the comics. Here’s the synopsis:
In a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame, THE BOYS centers on a group of vigilantes known informally as “The Boys,” who set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than their blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty. THE BOYS is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes – who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods – abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about “The Seven,” and Vought – the multi-billion dollar conglomerate that manages these superheroes.
Billy Butcher (Urban), who is described as "mysterious and brutal with a personal but secret agenda. He approaches Hughie (Quaid), claiming to be a shadowy government operative. Butcher capitalizes on Hughie's rage over his girlfriend Robin’s accidental death at the hands of Superhero A-Train (Jessie T. Usher) and enlists Hughie as part of his plan to bring down the superhero system."
Supernatural creator Eric Kripke also helped create this series and he will serve as the showrunner. The creators of The Boys comic book, Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, are co-executive producers on the series.
The series will also star Karen Fukuhara, Erin Moriarty, Antony Starr, Dominique McElligott, Chace Crawford and Nathan Mitchell. Enjoy the trailer!